One of the biggest focuses manufacturing businesses have is to keep production lines working efficiently to meet demanding deadlines. Two-way radios play an extremely key part in making this happen. They allow management staff to keep in clear contact with the supply chain and plant works to make sure everything is ticking over safely and correctly.

We at DTS use our years of knowledge and experience to put together solutions of all sizes to suit all manufacturing businesses. We have found it is vital to have separate channels for each department to avoid crossed messages. For example we have programmed such channels as; management, security, supply chain, cleaners etc. The benefit of choosing DTS as your preferred radio supplier is that we can offer a complete bespoke solution whether it is a small or large coverage area. We can also integrate third party machinery into your radio network so your maintenance and repairs teams can respond quickly to equipment failure before it costs you money.

The main issue that always needs the most attention within the manufacturing industry is health & safety. By choosing a two-way radio solution your staff will not only feel safe knowing that they can communicate instantly with colleagues or management but productivity will be significantly increased. Due to most manufacturing plants working around the clock to produce as much as they can, it is important that your radio can last throughout long shift patterns. At DTS we offer an extensive range of high capacity batteries and large bank chargers that will never leave you short of completing shifts.

Lone worker, man down, positioning and alarm handling solutions are just a few of the features and applications that we can implement into your two-way radio solution to ensure that the overall safety of everyone on site is increased.

The range of two-way radios that we offer to this industry is vast! We cater for all budgets and requirements and offer an extensive range of accessories. The radios we offer give a rugged and durable solution to cope with the harshest conditions, offering full site coverage. We also offer radios that are dust resistant  and waterproof which are extremely popular within this sector to extend equipment life. 

Summary – Why is it vital for manufacturing plants to have two-way radios?

  • Health & Safety
  • Successful communications between workers operating machinery
  • Site access control
  • Efficient control of workers' locations
  • Individual and group calling
  • Rugged and reliable equipment
  • Site coverage solutions
  • Increased emergency response time
  • Increased productivity
  • Longer battery life
  • Increased safety via features and apps
  • Channels for each department/team

At DTS we offer site surveys for all industries. Contact our sales team for further information about these and the above!

Check out the tabs below to see what we recommend!

Motorola DP4000e Series

Supremely feature-rich, Motorola’s DP4000e series is a must for manufacturing companies wanting to get the most from their radio communication systems. Indoor/outdoor positioning can be utilised so you know where your team is at any time. Man-down and lone-worker functionality automatically detects when someone needs help. Telephone and smartphone integration can be offered to keep your office and remote staff connected to those on the factory floor. 

Hytera PD705LT

Cost-effective and robust, Hytera’s PD705LT digital portable radio is ideal for those working on the manufacturing floor. The large push-to-talk and easily accessible channel change switches can be used by staff, even when wearing thick gloves. The dedicated, top-mounted emergency button is easy to reach but not by accident. Combine this with over 15 hours battery life with the standard lithium-ion battery and it’s easy to see why the PD705LT is the radio of choice for manufacturing organisations! 

Hytera PD7 Series (ATEX)

For many experts two-way radios represent an indispensable tool in their day-to-day work. For those working in environments containing explosive gases, combustible dust, or in the mining, manufacturing or offshore industry, safety is of particular importance.

With their outstandingly robust design and intrinsic safety The DMR PD715 Ex and PD795 Ex handheld radios from Hytera guarantee reliable communication in such hazardous environments.

Motorola DP4000 Series (ATEX)

Motorola’s MOTOTRBO DP4000 Ex Series ATEX radios provide high quality communication with comprehensive user safety and class leading ATEX specifications allowing use when in environments containing potentially explosive gas and dust.

Motorola is a world leader in the development and deployment of digital radio communication solutions, and the DP4000 Ex Series ATEX radios include a powerful feature set to harness the benefits of MOTOTRBO to deliver safe and reliable communications for users.

Text Messaging & Emails


Text Messaging Services provides an easy to use, intuitive interface. A simple configuration enables PC-to-radio Text Messaging. Advanced digital technology supports data applications, including Text Messaging and Email Services which enables text-format communication between radios and dispatch systems, between radios and email-addressable devices, and to remote PC clients attached to radios.

Man Down


The Man Down option will let you know if the radio has been tilted at a certain angle. This may happen for instance if the radio user has fallen over or is unconscious or injured. At this angle, or if the phone is horizontal, the alarm will be triggered after a warning is issued to the user.

Lone Worker


Through your digital two-way radios, you can have a support package to ensure all of your staff are within easy reach, in real time. By utilising the PTT on a two-way radio the user when notified presses and releases to confirm that they are OK if the user does not communicate within the pre-defined time the radio will then go into an ‘emergency mode’. Utilising a loud audible tone the radio will warn the user to respond, if they do not it will set the emergency procedure into play, the radio controller and other users will then be notified.

Job Ticketing


Job Ticketing is an extremely simple, yet efficient task management tool that allows dispatchers to create, assign and track tasks (job tickets) across the radio network. Jobs can be accepted, declined and finished by radio units by a radio button click or by a predefined text message. You can build reports to see how many tasks have been assigned their statuses within a time interval.

SMC Gateway

If your staff need to be notified of onsite alarms on-the-go, you need an SMC Gateway. If your staff need to use their radio to speak to those with a telephone (or vice versa), you need an SMC Gateway. If you need a cost effective emergency escalation solution for your onsite systems such as fire, intruder and building management, you need an SMC Gateway. As close to a communication “one size fits all” as it’s possible to get, the SMC Gateway connects pretty much anything to pretty much anything else! 

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